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Stephen Ramlakhan

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Stephen Ramlakhan, age 41 of Manassas, VA and born in Guyana passed away on February 25, 2018.

Stephen leaves behind his loving wife of 9 years, Teresa Ramlakhan. Devoted sons, Sebastian and Ronaldo. Beloved mother, Maharani Ramlakhan and preceded in death by his father, Roy Edwards. Cherished brother, Richard Ramlakhan. Adored aunts and uncles, Uraim Ramlakhan, Jeramiah Ramlakhan, Helen Ramlakhan, Alvin Ramlakhan and Seeta Ramlakhan. Best friend and mentor, Raymond Arroyo.

Stephen served in the United States Army for 18 years, achieving the rank of Sergeant First Class and earned his commission becoming a First Lieutenant and will be promoted to Captain posthumously. Stephen not only served his country selflessly but his family and friends by being a compassionate leader both personally and professionally. Stephen was a fan of the New York Giants, Broadway performances and an avid dancer.

The family will receive friends at the Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home, 4143 Dale Boulevard, Dale City, VA 22193 on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A Life Celebration Service will be on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 3:00 PM located at the Worship Center located at 14000 Crown Ct., Woodbridge, Virginia 22193. An interment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

An ambulance and a tanker carrying cranberry juice involved in crash

Rescue crews wrapped up operations allowing for the northbound lanes of Route 17 at Hartwood Road in Stafford County to reopen about 8 a.m. 

The ambulance involved in the crash was carrying a patient. 

From a press release: 

Stafford County Fire and Rescue responded to a reported vehicle accident at Warrenton Road and Hartwood Road at [7:02] this morning. First arriving units from the Hartwood Station four minutes after dispatch found a Physicians Transport Service Ambulance overturned on its side in the median of Warrenton Road and a tractor-tanker with heavy damage to the tail end of the tanker.

The ambulance contained a crew of three and one patient, all of whom were out of the ambulance at the time crews arrived. The original patient and one crew member were transported emergently due to their condition and the other two crew members were transported non-emergency for further evaluation. The driver of the tanker denied any injury. The tanker was determined to be carrying cranberry juice.

Traffic control measures are in place in the area while the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office conducts the accident investigation. There is no further information on the patients’ condition at this time.


Charges are pending in the case, according to a statement from the Stafford sheriff’s office. 

Stafford Hospital turns 9 today

Stafford Hospital is excited to announce it is celebrating its ninth birthday on Tuesday, February 27.

Since its grand opening, Stafford Hospital has been committed to providing quality healthcare and services to our patients. In nine years, we have delivered over 6,000 babies and cared for over 290,000 people in our Emergency Department as well as 50,000 inpatients.

We are proud to provide great benefits to our patients by offering the latest technology, including new Philips Ingenuity CT scanners, being one of ten Virginia hospitals designated as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) by the Surgical Review Corporation, and helping to establish Stafford County as a PulsePoint connected community. 

We are honored to be entrusted with the care of the community that has helped us become who we are today. We look forward to many more years of supporting health and wellness.

Virginia Lawrence

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Virginia Louise “Jennie” Lawrence, age 58, passed away peacefully in her home on February 22, 2018. She is survived by her mother, Patricia Louise Munson Lawrence of Richmond; three sisters: Patty Lawrence Harper (Wayne) of Staunton; Alva Lawrence Latta (Don) of Richmond; and Mary Ann Lawrence Rumsey of Cross Junction; and five nieces and one nephew. She is predeceased by her father, Albert Wesley Lawrence.
Jennie was born in Page County on July 24, 1959. She had an Associate’s Degree from Ferrum College, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Perdue University, and went on to earn a Master’s degree (MBA) from Stratford University in 2015. She had a passion for education and was the founder of the non-profit organization, 3rd Goal: Gender Equality and Empowering Women Inc. Through her non-profit, Jennie worked with many low-income and disadvantaged youth, in the Woodbridge area, by providing volunteer and educational services. Her partnership with Ebenezer Baptist Church, which began in May 2015, has grown the after school tutoring program to over 10 tutors for elementary, middle, and high school age children where there is a concentration on subjects such as Math, Reading, and Spanish. Her passion for helping others was also evident in her 16 years of working in healthcare.
A celebration of life will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Church on April 5, 2018 following the nightly tutoring session. The family will have a private burial at a later date.

Sheriff’s office: Woman shot husband in hand

From a press release: 

Deputies with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office arrested a female suspect on Saturday for shooting her husband in the hand.   

On February 24, 2018, at approximately 4:45 a.m., deputies responded to reports of shots fired in the area of Jefferson Davis Highway and George Mason Road. Upon arrival, deputies observed the female suspect crying and walking down the middle of Jefferson Davis Highway.

Deputies instructed the suspect to move to the side of the road, but she stayed in the middle and kept walking. When deputies approached the suspect, they detected the odor of alcohol and observed blood on her jacket. She had slurred speech and repeatedly said, “I shot him in the hand.”

Deputies then located the victim who had a gunshot wound to his right hand. The victim told deputies that the suspect, identified as Jackie Lyn Miller, 32, of Stafford, was intoxicated and shot him following an argument. He was treated by medical personnel and transported to Mary Washington Hospital.

Miller was taken into custody and incarcerated at Rappahannock Regional Jail with no bond. She is charged with aggravated malicious wounding, reckless handling of a firearm, and shooting near an occupied dwelling.

Two lottery winners from Stafford will be unveiled Tuesday in Woodbridge

From a press release: 

If you had a Virginia Lottery ticket worth $1 million, would you wait nearly two months before claiming the prize?

That’s what’s happened with a Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle ticket that was bought in Stafford. Now two people from Stafford who played together and are splitting the million-dollar prize are ready to come forward.

The Virginia Lottery will present the winners with the big check tomorrow (Tuesday) at 12:00 noon. It will be at the Lottery’s Northern Virginia Customer Service Center in Woodbridge.  We hope to see you there.

> What: Virginia Lottery $1 million winner

> When: Tuesday, February 27, 12:00 noon

> Where: Virginia Lottery, 14550 Potomac Mills Road, Woodbridge

Updated: 11-year-old charged after Covington-Harper Elementary School bomb threat

*INCIDENT: Officers are investigating a bomb threat at Covington-Harper ES in Dumfries. The message was discovered in a bathroom. Students, faculty, and staff were evacuated from the building as a precaution. Police K-9s are on scene conducting a check of the school.

— Prince William PD (@PWCPolice) February 26, 2018

Covington-Harper Elementary School students and staff are safe. Students will dismiss at regular time. Dismissal will take place at the entrance of the school grounds instead of the traffic circle.

— PWCS (@PWCSNews) February 26, 2018

Students & staff at Covington-Harper Elementary School are currently evacuated as a precaution due to a possible written threat. All are safe. Emergency crews responding. Please stay tuned for updates.

— PWCS (@PWCSNews) February 26, 2018

Updated Feb. 27

From Prince William police:

Threats to Bomb on School Grounds – On February 26 at 2:00PM, officers responded to the Covington-Harper Elementary School located at 2500 River Heritage Blvd in Dumfries (22026) to investigate a bomb threat. School staff reported to police that a note threatening to bomb the school was found written in a bathroom stall around 1:50PM. Students, faculty, and staff were immediately evacuated from the building as a precaution. After a search of the property and surrounding area with the assistance of police K-9 units from Prince William Police and Virginia State Police, officers determined that the threat was not credible. Upon further investigation today, a School Resource Officer identified the suspect involved as an 11-year-old male student. Following the investigation, the officer obtained a petition for the student who was served and released back to the custody of a family member. Charged on February 27: An 11-year-old male of Woodbridge Charged with knowingly communicating a false threat to bomb Court Date: Pending | Status: Released to the custody of a family member